Regional Clinical Supervisor, Mental Health & Addiction Services

Government of the Northwest Territories - Fort Simpson, NT (11 months ago)

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Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.

Job Information

This position is located in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories and the incumbent reports to the Dehcho Regional Manager, Mental Health and Addictions. The Clinical Supervisor position is part of a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to the delivery of direct therapeutic services to support the needs of children, youth and their families. The incumbent will modify existing programs to suit the realities of providing services in different communities throughout the region; identify additional programs or services required due to local realities and research best practices in other jurisdictions for possible inclusion within the Dehcho region.

As an active member of the CCP Team the Clinical Supervisor provides functional and advanced clinical supervision, education, and leadership for up to 11 staff comprised of Child and Youth Care Counsellors, Mental Health & Addiction Counsellors, and Wellness Workers. In mentoring the Community Counsellors, Child and Youth Care Counsellors, and Community Wellness Workers, the Clinical Supervisor operates from a basis of evidence based counselling as well as more in depth therapeutic models focused on trauma recovery. The Clinical Supervisor operates from a philosophy of being person and family-centered, trauma informed, culturally safe and recovery oriented. This position engages in screening, intake, assessment, counseling, treatment, aftercare, education, and prevention services to enhance the capacity of individuals, families, and communities to take control of their health and well-being and prevent harm. This involves having the skills to provide service for various cultural groups, which includes serving a diverse population of elders, adults, adolescents, children and families. The incumbent will also provide advanced clinical counselling and therapeutic services for residents of the Dehcho region as required.

The evaluation component of clinical supervision is a highly complex and personal experience. Staff may resist participating because it requires taking risks and being vulnerable. At times staff may not disclose certain behaviors, experiences, topics, or ethical dilemmas because of the evaluation component. As well, staff may not comply with treatment plans for clients. This is stressful for the Clinical Supervisor who has an ethical and professional responsibility to the clients receiving service.

This position impacts a large number of residents in the Dehcho region by enhancing the professional functioning of CCP staff. The incumbent also provides consultation services for other members of the Treatment Team including social workers, nurses, doctors, community health representatives (CHRs), and collaborates with other community agencies including the RCMP, Education, Probation, Band and Hamlet Councils among others.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Master’s degree in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or social work with 3 (three) years of relevant counseling experience in addictions, mental health, or family violence. The work experience of the Clinical Supervisor should include clinically supervised experience.

GNWT Inquiries

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Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
195 McDougal Road
Box 876
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298